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“Loud, could be cleaner.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Orquidea Hostel

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La Orquidea Hostel
Ranked #3 of 65 Cuenca B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loud, could be cleaner.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

This hostal was good for the price. Our first room was near the entrance and loud, but we were able to move to a quieter location. Overall, it was OK.

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2011

Located only a block from el Parque Calderon, this hostal is a steal at $12/person. Our room had hard floors, a small TV w/cable, and windows that opened intc the hostal (not on the street) so it was a little dark and damp but not too bad. Though the sheets were clean, the comforter had some mysterious stains. Bed surprisingly comfortable. The bathroom was clean, but the shower head leaked everywhere and soaked everything. Takes ten minutes for the water to warm up, then it was scalding hot. We saw some rooms with mini-fridges, but ours didn't have one. Breakfast not included but you can get juice, coffee, bread, and eggs for $1.75. Wi-fi throughout. If you're not too picky, this is a great value.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

I decided to stay here after a disastrous night at El Cafecito. This hostel was recommended by the Lonely Planet guide book. I paid $18/ night for a room with private bath & cable tv. No breakfast but that's perfectly fine. The rooms at the top floor are the very best, while the rooms on the second floor are adequate but a little worn out. By that I mean the mattresses, pillows, hard wood floors, etc. The staff was very helpful and always cheerful.

Overall, I would recommend this place to all. You absolutely cannot beat the price.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about La Orquidea Hostel

Property: La Orquidea Hostel
Address: Presidente Borrero 9-31 | And S. Bolivar Street, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Orquidea Hostel has a great location at just 200 meters from the main square of the city and its magestic Cathedral. Offers free wi-fi in all areas of the hostel, tourist information and breakfast included. All rooms are equipped with TVs that have international channels, small fridge, and private bathroom. The Archeological Museum and Ancestral Park is 1.6km. The airport is located within driving distance of 8 minutes. Parking is available under request. ... more   less 
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